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Friday, July 29, 2011
When Jeffrey Goldberg doctors his own writings
Michael sent me this: "Goldberg posted a truly nasty blog post last Friday stating that jihadists were to blame in Norway. Then he doctored the post to make himself look less clownish, without acknowledging he made the changes. Then when he learned on Monday that I had the goods on him, he went back and added a self-justification that is so ridiculous and incomprehensible that it has to be seen to be believed. Meanwhile his fellow writers at Atlantic are pretending to see nothing wrong – even though they just climbed all over a WaPo blogger (Rubin) for a similar but less egregious post of hers. Wrote twoposts about this at Flapola and crossposted them at unbossed.com: It’s become a minor cause célèbre on twitter today, with Jay Rosen and Glenn Greenwald going after Goldberg. Rosen has also mocked Goldberg on tumblr."
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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